Brain Sample began as a one time project to play at Greengass Festival 1997, we rocked out in front of about 900 people that day, and then broke up and went our seperate ways. In 1999 when Joey B. graduated college and moved back to Wooster, we thought that it would be cool to reform to play at the Woosterfest in October of '99. We rocked some clits, and it was good. Since then, we have played our balls-out sound in Cleveland, Wooster, Orrville, and Bowling Green. We planned, organized, promoted, and played at the Greengrass 2000 music and arts festival on August 19th at Beck's Campground in Wooster, Oh. 12 bands and 5 DJs performed, we had a lot of fun. People got drunk, broke and burned a lot of shit, and we went our seperate ways again. We may be gone, but you can't kill the Rock'n'Roll!
This band ruled while it lasted!
"Ain't it fun when you've broken up every band that you've ever begun, Ain't it fun when you know that you're gonna die young" *Dead Boys*
P.S. Buy our "Live At Howards" CD, it whups the mule's ass! (click BUY IT button)
from The Wooster Daily Record, March 5th, 2000: "21st Century Punk: Brain Sample Rocks" By ANDREW TONN Staff writer
WOOSTER - It is quiet as you pull your car around behind the Super 8 Motel on the south side of town. The parking lot of the Gemini Lounge is dark except for the neon red glow of beer signs in the small windows of the otherwise faceless building. You step from your car onto the ground and the first thing you hear is silence. As you walk closer to the door, you feel the music before you hear it. The vibration suggests it might be 1976 and you're in Soho to see a Pistols show; or perhaps 1985 and you're in Cleveland or Phoenix and Black Flag and The Ramones are headlining. But the wind is different and this is the year 2000. When you open the Gemini's door and the sound hits you, it's Brain Sample. Brain Sample, a local quintet, played their first show during the Green Grass Festival at Beck's Family Campground on Aug. 9, 1997, along with about 10 other bands. That first time on stage was in front of about 900 people. Since then, they've played a variety of venues, including gigs at the Orrville Inn and Woosterfest. Recently the five-member band has gained momentum with Gemini Lounge shows on New Years Eve, Jan. 21 and Feb. 18. They'll play the Gemini next on March 17 (St. Patrick's Day) and will appear April 5 at Howard's in Bowling Green. The five guys who make up Brain Sample give their linup as follows: Joey B. on guitar and vocals; Greg Matacale, who just sings, screams, and breaks things; Dirty D. on drums; Phil Amann aka Ale Fillman on guitar and vocals; and Sean Beavis aka Rick Danger on bass and backup vocals. The Gemini show on Feb. 18 drew a crowd of about 75 people, including fans from Wooster, Orrville and Millersberg. Patrick DeCarla and Denise Wise traveled all the way from Pittsburgh, Pa. "We came to Wooster this Friday to eat at The Olde Jaol and see the Brain Sample show here at the Gemini," DeCarla said during the quiet between sets. "They're a lively, young, fresh band who play their all." "It's nice to hear punk done right with such passion," screamed Tim Bucher of Wooster after he got off the dance floor. Brain Sample tore through original songs like, "No Escape," "Shante Om," "Sprinkles," and "Obscene TV," along with a cover of the Iggy and the Stooges classic "Search and Destroy." Towards the end of their set, they were joined by Jon Powers of Wooster, who did a hair-raising, spot-on version of the Sex Pistols' rabble-rousing "Anarchy In The UK." The audience filled the tables and booths for a better view of the band and the dance floor was filled with people spinnig and stomping to the pure, harsh chords, furious vocals and powerful hooks. The band members are as passionate about music off stage as they are on. "I love music for all its many and varied sonic qualities," Beavis comments. "I picked up a guitar one day and I've been playing it ever since. "You kind of learn by ear," he said. "I decided I wanted to play Bass, so I picked it up about 6 months ago. "We bring all kinds of bands to the music," Beavis said. "Anything that was actually lived and slaved over instead of some pre-fabricated boyband/Britney Spears crap."
...Beavis goes on to blather about a bunch of bands that only he likes. At least he's not fuckin' listening to N'Sync! Brain Sample is not dead, we are just hibernating. Phil does DJ shit now, Dustin is a college boy, Greg and Joe got busted for selling grass. Wooster sucks ass!